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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Now, I've checked in at a lot of places, but never have the stuff been so friendly as here. You will feel the warm embrace of a mother-figure, namely Alana, and her provisions of hydration. Thank you x

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San Pedro, Belize
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in the "private room". The room barely fit a double bed in. No real common area, so wasn't as easy to meet other travelers. The grounds also smelled like dirty pond water. Good live music though, however I felt that the hostel didn't really offer anything worthwhile

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a big hostel attached to a big bar in a party town. I stayed in two different rooms (before and after my Whitsundays Sailing Trip on the Habibi). The first 8 bed shared cabin was disgusting and I didn't want to go near the ensuing shower. The second 8 share cabin was much cleaner though the shower didn't have... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thought this was a great place to stay!! Right in the hub of Airlie Beach with a cut through straight to Woolies and a really cool rainforest feel. We stayed in a double room and they were a little small but for the price we paid WOW, cannot complain!! There was free Wi-Fi a few steps away, the bar... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here over all, the bar areas are really social but the food is pricey! The free wifi barely works and there is no proper in door area to chill apart from the kitchen which doesn't help when it rains ALL day. Another thing which we found frustrating was that the luggage room isn't free ($5 per... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really impressed with the quality of this hostel. When we arrived the reception staff were friendly, especially Alana who was welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The double accommodation was clean and spacious and situated close to the showers and toilets, kitchen, wifi and bar areas. Communal areas were clean and never crowded. The hostel was relaxing and quiet with... More 

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Thank Ow1990
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnums is the perfect hostel in terms of location. It is the hub of Airlie beach with many whitsunday tours checking in at the reception. However, this means that reception staff are unable to cope with the large numbers of tourists requiring their service. The staff were incompetent and with so many "trainees" the service was painfully slow and no... More 

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Salvador, BA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff, there are Pirates, Mermaids and fairytales...I am following in love for a English pirate. He understands me a little bit and also has a tattoo on the left arm. This is the best boat I have ever been...he heheheeh I am a leader.

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Thank Thais20152
Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

A little hard to understand but you sound happy, we wish you safe and happy onward travels. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is nice with little houses in a rainforest. It is centrally located and had beds available spontaneously since we arrived without a booking.. The kitchen was a little small and not too clean but I can recommend it anyways!

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we genuinely appreciate all feedback, just helps us get better and better! Safe Travels :-) More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have a nice room at Magnum's. The resort is huge, with bars and disco and restaurants... I was kind of worried that it wouldn't be quiet, but it was. The rooms area seems out of a tropical island - I woke up in the morning feeling like in Costa Rica. There were bugs everywhere, but who... More 

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you! Sounds like you enjoyed your stay in our little tropical paradise :-) I am sure your comments will help guide other travellers, we wish you safe and happy onward travels. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Whitsundays!!Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of the excitement of Airlie Beach. Relax in our beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an “over 18 years only” budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.No need for a cab - Magnums is within walking distance of all the fantastic restaurants, pubs and nightclubs Airlie beach has to offer.Our affordable accommodation styles include dorm rooms, deluxe cabins and private rooms which are all surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. All of our rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort. Professionally cleaned linen is provided and our rooms are cleaned daily by our friendly in-house housekeeping team. Magnums’ facilities include a fully equipped shared kitchen and undercover eating area, coin operated washing machines in our laundry, free security deposit service for your security and a free WiFi area, all for your convenience.Our new kitchen/recreation room is now open! We have a 51 inch Plasma TV, games and free Wifi - so it is the perfect indoor entertainment area for your enjoyment. Get some friends together or make some new ones and enjoy a game of volleyball on our sun-filled volleyball court.Want to venture out on a daytrip or an overnight sailing adventure and discover what the Whitsundays has to offer? Magnums has a fully accredited tour desk within our reception area with a large range of tours and activities at very competitive prices. Come and discover Magnums – you will be surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnums Backpackers

Address: 366 Shute Harbour Rd | (PO Box 313), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: €31 - €41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnums Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Magnums Backpackers Hotel Airlie Beach
Magnums Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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“I cannot get over that a double room for us both was less than most 8 bed dorms!”
 of 5 bubbles kayleighwallace, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The free parking is actually in a parking lot behind the complex; 3 minutes walk away.”
 of 5 bubbles RosarinhoPT, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great Value”
 of 5 bubbles Bella392, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“8 Person Cabins are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles erinb185, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back far away from the bars.”
 of 5 bubbles suusst, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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